31 Days Of Thrilling Horror: Island Of Lost Souls

Dr. Moreau: “What is the law?”
Sayer of the Law: “Not to eat meat, that is the law. Are we not men?”
Beasts (in unison): “Are we not men?”
Dr. Moreau: “What is the law?”
Sayer of the Law: “Not to go on all fours, that is the law. Are we not men?”
Beasts (in unison): “Are we not men?”
Dr. Moreau: “What is the law?”
Sayer of the Law: “Not to spill blood, that is the law. Are we not men?”
Beasts (in unison): “Are we not men? ”

Richard Arlen has been shipwrecked. He is rescued by a boat that is on route to Dr. Moreau’s island. Moreau (Charles Laughton) has been performing experiments on the island. Dark terrible experiments that are a crime against nature itself. Naturally Arlen is shocked to see what Moreau has done. Not only has Moreau started playing God, he’s created his own creepy religion for his experiments. Bela Lugosi is the hairy Sayer of the Law and Kathleen Burke is the sexy Panther Woman – Lota who Moreau wants to mate with an actual human and it looks like Arlen is that human.

Made in the 1932 in Hollywood’s Pre-Code days, this chilling classic is still the best adaptation of H.G. Wells 1896 novel The Island of Dr. Moreau. The movie was actually banned in Britain until 1958. It was remade in 1977 with Burt Lancaster and again in 1996 with Marlon Brando. Both are terrible movies. See this horror classic instead.

Author: Shane Hnetka

Shane Hnetka has spent most of his life watching movies and reading comic books. He has decided to use this vast knowledge for evil instead of good.

2 thoughts on “31 Days Of Thrilling Horror: Island Of Lost Souls”

  1. Enthusiastic amen to this review. The only horror in the 1996 version is the wreck that Marlon Brando let himself become.

  2. We watched this a few weeks ago and it was great! I highly recommend it – it was banned in the UK for many years due to portrayals of vivisection.

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